Author Information

Author Name:

Matt Hogan

Author School:

Annapolis Hawks


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Defensive Drills

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Skill, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work individual play moving into team play.

Description of Drill-Execution

Defensive players are in two lines starting on the outside cones. At the coach’s signal, they approach the inside cone and address each other as if they other were a dodger. The players then recover to the next cone. Continue sequence through all cones.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Dodging
  2. Sliding and Crashing
  3. Defensive Footwork

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Allow attackman and midfielders to participate to simulate the situations they encounter with dodgers (ie: riding for attackman). Increase speed of drill as players become better at positioning.